Who's who?

A committee, whose names and e-mail addresses you will find below, administers the Trust. If you wish to contact us, in the first instance, please e-mail Mrs Elaine Bishop or Mr David Powell.

The Founder of the Trust and Trustee: Mrs Elaine Bishop

Elaine BishopMrs John Bishop, the Trust’s founder and current chairman, pursued careers in archives and lexicography, in horticulture and in teaching, before becoming The Rector’s Wife, a role in which no previous experience is wasted!  In retirement her interests include stained glass, the “Gothic” craze and children’s literature in Victorian England, and book binding, both repairing old books and making new ones.

The Accountant Treasurer and Trustee: David Powell

David PowellDavid Powell is one of the original trustees. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant by profession. His interests include being a Churchwarden of St Dunstan-in-the-West in the City of London, Treasurer of the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association, a director of the Friends of the Anglican Centre in Rome, a Trustee of the Fulham Palace Trust and a Past Master of the Parish Clerks Company.

Trustee: The Revd Dr Peter Anthony

Revd Peter AnthonyThe Revd Dr Peter Anthony was appointed a Trustee of the John Bishop Charitable Trust in May 2011. He is Vicar of the parish of St Benet Kentish Town, in North London, and moved there in the summer of 2013 from having been Junior Dean at St Stephen's House, Oxford, and Junior Chaplain at Merton College, Oxford.

Trustee: Dr Colin Podmore

Dr Colin Podmore

Dr Colin Podmore is a Cornishman who read history at Keble College Oxford and trained as a teacher at Selwyn College Cambridge.

He served on the staff of the General Synod of the Church of England from 1988 in a variety of roles, including: Secretary of the Liturgical Commission, Secretary of the Dioceses Commission, Clerk to the Synod, Director of the central Secretariat and Director of Ecumenical Relations. In 2013 he left Church House to become the Director of Forward in Faith.

He is a parish clerk in the parish of St Magnus the Martyr, London Bridge, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

The Abbey

The Abbey of Bec-Hellouin has a Website and email address but we ask that you do not contact them directly concerning matters to do with The John Bishop Charitable Trust. Please contact the Trustees  in the first instance by the Contact Us button at top of page